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Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Scientists at Caltech and Occidental College have discovered a methane-fueled symbiosis between worms and bacteria at the bottom of the sea, shedding new light on the ecology of deep-sea environments. more
Researchers develop a computer simulator that helps study evolution of COVID-19 in Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of Spanish researchers have designed and validated a simulator to enable study of the evolution of the COVID-19 illness in... more
New temperature sensing mechanism in plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Cell biologists reveal the phytochrome B molecule has unexpected dynamics activated by temperature, and behaves differently depending on the temperature and type of light. As climate change warms the world, crop growth patterns and flowering times... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Harold develop near Solomon Islands  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of newly formed Tropical Cyclone Harold. Harold formed near the Solomon... more
Northern peatlands will lose some of their CO2 sink capacity under a warmer climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study sheds new light on the role of northern peatlands in regulating the regional climate. According to the researchers,... more
Changes to drylands with future climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
While drylands around the world will expand at an accelerated rate because of future climate change, their average productivity will likely be reduced, according to a new study. These regions, which primarily include savannas,... more
New measurements reveal evidence of elusive particles in a newly-discovered superconductor  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Particle chasing—it's a game that so many physicists play. Sometimes the hunt takes place inside large supercolliders, where spectacular collisions are necessary to find hidden particles... more
Helping developing countries adapt to climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
John Furlow has spent more than a decade working with developing countries on the frontlines of climate change, helping them to adapt to changing conditions. more
Northern peatlands will lose some of their carbon dioxide sink capacity under a warmer climate  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A Nordic study sheds new light on the role of northern peatlands in regulating the regional climate. According... more
Harnessing the rain for hydrovoltaics  nanowerk · 2 days
Drops of water falling on or sliding over surfaces may leave behind traces of electrical charge, causing the drops to charge themselves. Scientists have now begun a detailed investigation into this phenomenon that accompanies us in every-day life. more
Astronomers define the 'really habitable zone': Planets capable of producing gin and tonic  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A hospitable star that doesn't kill you with deadly flares. A rocky planet with liquid water and an agreeable climate. Absence of... more
EPA's COVID-19 policy will further restrict public access to climate data  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
On Thursday, March 26, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a temporary policy on environmental enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy declares that EPA will... more
Experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation... more
Most people consider becoming vegetarian for their health  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers know that people are motivated to be vegetarian for different reasons -- the most common in western cultures being health, the environment and animal rights. more
Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect on the genetic composition of coral reef populations in Hawai'i. They confirmed that there is an ongoing loss... more
The Latest: Amsterdam bans recreational boats from canals  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Amsterdam is banning boats from its central canals beginning Sunday as authorities fear warm spring weather will lead to overcrowding on the historic waterways more
Image: Disinfection for planetary protection  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Carefully wrapped inside this donut-shaped bag is a 35-m diameter parachute that will endure a frenzied six-minute dive into the Martian atmosphere. more
COVID-19: How satellites can help  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has virtually paralyzed daily life as we know it. Even when the spread of this highly infectious disease has been stemmed, the world will face huge challenges getting back to normal. To help support... more
Changes to drylands with future climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A research team led by Washington State University has found that while drylands around the world will expand at an accelerated rate because of future climate change, their average productivity will likely be reduced. more
Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect... more
Clean cooking with LPG could avert 28,000 premature deaths, reduce global temperatures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, has found that clean cooking with liquified petroleum gas could avert 28,000 premature deaths and reduce... more
Climate disasters increase risks of armed conflicts: New evidence  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The risk for violent clashes increases after weather extremes such as droughts or floods hit people in vulnerable countries, an international team of scientists finds. Vulnerable countries are characterized by... more
Most people consider becoming vegetarian for their health  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers know that people are motivated to be vegetarian for different reasons—the most common in western cultures being health, the environment and animal rights. But how compelling are these different factors for... more
What climate change means for Northwestern US wildfires  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A synthesis study looks at how climate change will affect the risk of wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana. The authors also suggest how managers and individual landowners in different... more
Giant umbrellas shift from convenient canopy to sturdy storm shield  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a new approach to storm surge protection, a team has created a preliminary design for dual-purpose kinetic umbrellas that would provide shade during fair weather and could... more
A slip law for glaciers on deformable beds  Science Magazine · 2 days
Slip of marine-terminating ice streams over beds of deformable till is responsible for most of the contribution of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to sea level rise. Flow models of the ice... more
A plants diet, surviving in a variable nutrient environment  Science Magazine · 2 days
As primary producers, plants rely on a large aboveground surface area to collect carbon dioxide and sunlight and a large underground surface area to collect the water and mineral nutrients... more
Experiments lead to slip law for better forecasts of glacier speed, sea-level rise  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Backed by experimental data from a laboratory machine that simulates the huge forces involved in glacier flow, glaciologists have written an equation... more
NASA finds heavy rain potential in new Tropical Cyclone Irondro  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in the newly formed Tropical Cyclone Irondro using infrared light to determine where the strongest storms were located. more
Whooping cranes form larger flocks as wetlands are lost—and it may put them at risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Over the past few decades, the critically endangered whooping crane (Grus Americana) has experienced considerable recovery. However, in... more
The Arctic may influence Eurasian extreme weather events in just two to three weeks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Previous research studies have revealed how rising temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic may impact the rest of Earth's... more
Scientists find a fluctuating rising trend of open agricultural straw burning in Northeast China  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Open biomass burning (OBB) has a significant impact on regional air quality, especially on the heavy haze pollution in Northeast... more
Climate-related disasters increase risks of conflict in vulnerable countries, research shows  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Lead author Tobias Ide from the University of Melbourne said the disasters include storms, floods and droughts—the frequency and intensity of which will increase in the... more
Researchers forecast longer, more extreme wildfire seasons  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In California, a changing climate has made autumn feel more like summer, with hotter, drier weather that increases the risk of longer, more dangerous wildfire seasons, according to a new Stanford-led study. more
Why conservation areas are not living up to their potential in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Indonesia is home to the third-largest tropical forest after the Amazon and Congo. These forests have high biodiversity values and Indonesia has set aside... more
As ships move north with climate change, their noise scares Arctic cod away  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When people who haven't been to the Arctic think of this remote and cold region, they may picture animals, such as polar... more
Researchers team up with U.S. Coast Guard to release three baby sea turtles  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic escalates, marine biologists at Florida Atlantic University acknowledge that "wild" life must go on. Three... more
As COVID-19 halts climate expeditions, scientists grapple with uncertainties  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Around 128,000 years ago, the temperatures in the Bahamas were one to two degrees higher than they are today. A group of geologists and geodynamicists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth... more
Study synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Recent years have brought unusually large and damaging wildfires to the Pacific Northwest—from the Carlton Complex Fire in 2014 that was the largest in Washington's history, to the 2017 fire... more
New household energy strategy in Cameroon to help avert 28,000 deaths and reduce global temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, has found that clean cooking with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)... more
How tiny water droplets form can have a big impact on climate models  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Droplets and bubbles are formed nearly everywhere, from boiling our morning coffee, to complex industrial processes and even volcanic eruptions. New research... more
Highest pre-modern lead pollution occurred 800 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists and archaeologists from the University of Nottingham, the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine and Harvard University discovered the highest levels of air pollution before the modern era occurred... more
A friendlier way to deal with nitrate pollution  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Learning from nature, scientists from the Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan and the Korean Basic Science Institute (KBSI) have found a catalyst that efficiently transforms nitrate into nitrite—an environmentally important... more
Plant protection: Communication instead of poison  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Increasing drought and heat seriously affect plants. In the Upper Rhine area, for example, climate change results in the development of new plant diseases, an example being Esca, a disease that causes vines to die. Researchers... more
COVID-19: how can satellites help?  ESA · 3 days
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has virtually paralysed daily life as we know it. Even when the spread of this highly infectious disease has been stemmed, the... more
Rodents and a rocket carried these researchers' dreams to space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The human body evolved within the constant force of Earth's gravity. To prevent bone and muscle atrophy during their stays in space, astronauts must exercise every day. For... more
Global nuclear medicine community shares approaches to contain the spread of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to... more
Healthy Nevada Project participants report on possible exposure and risks of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Healthy Nevada Project, a first-of-its-kind, community-based population health study combining genetic, clinical, environmental and social data, offers free genetic testing to every Nevadan... more
UN climate summit postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The United Nations’ global climate summit is being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic more
Frozen and desolate Antarctica once boasted warm, swampy rainforests  REUTERS · 3 days
Antarctica is now a harsh land of ice and snow, but has not always been that way. more
Climate change may be making migration harder by shortening nightingales' wings  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The Common Nightingale, known for its beautiful song, breeds in Europe and parts of Asia and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa every winter. A new study suggests... more
Almond orchard recycling a climate-smart strategy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Recycling trees onsite can sequester carbon, save water and increase crop yields, making it a climate-smart practice for California's irrigated almond orchards, finds a study from the University of California, Davis. more
Global nuclear medicine community shares COVID-19 strategies and experiences  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to containing the spread of COVID-19. This... more
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon... more
Evolutionary adaptation helped cave bears hibernate, but may have caused extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A study published in Science Advances on April 1 reveals a new hypothesis that may explain why European cave bears went extinct during past climate change... more
Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have published a new study proposing an optimization methodology for designing climate-resilient energy systems and to help ensure that communities will be able to meet future energy needs given weather and climate variability. more
The unconventional biogenesis of Kv7.1-KCNE1 complexes  Science Magazine · 3 days
The potassium channel Kv7.1 associates with the KCNE1 regulatory subunit to trigger cardiac IKs currents. Although the Kv7.1/KCNE1 complex has received much attention, the subcellular compartment hosting the assembly is the subject of ongoing debate. Evidence... more
Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes --... more
Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. more
Possible lives for food waste from restaurants  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
More than a third of the food produced ends up being wasted. This situation creates environmental, ethical and financial issues, that also affect food security. Negative effects from waste management, such as bad smells... more
Coronavirus having little impact on climate: UN agency  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Though factories have shut, planes have been grounded and cars left in the garage, the coronavirus pandemic is having very little impact on climate change, the World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday. more
The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Maria dreams of being the next Greta Thunberg. Kelita is studying in the first-ever university program in the Amazon. Fabio is helping his family do its part to fight climate change through sustainable agriculture. more
Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. more
New materials: Brilliant white without pigments  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Polymer foils that are extremely thin and characterized by a high light scattering rate are produced by a new process developed by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The inexpensive material may be applied industrially to various... more
Smaller than expected phytoplankton may mean less carbon sequestered at sea bottom  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A study that included the first-ever winter sampling of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic revealed cells smaller than what scientists expected, meaning a key... more
Graphene-based actuator swarm enables programmable deformation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Actuators that can convert various environmental stimuli to mechanical work have revealed great potential for developing smart devices such as soft robots, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and automatic lab-on-a-chip systems. Generally, bilayer structures are widely used for... more
Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes—not to... more
More protein and good for the planet: 9 reasons we should be eating microalgae  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As the climate warms, the land we use for growing energy-intensive crops such as wheat and corn is becoming less... more
There's too much nitrogen and phosphorus in U.S. waterways  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Even minor amounts of human activity can increase nutrient concentrations in fresh waters that can damage the environment, according to a new study. more
Using sound and environmental DNA to find an elusive, endangered whale  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In an ongoing effort to detect endangered Bryde's whales, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and MBARI have teamed up to deploy an Environmental Sample... more
Ocean deoxygenation: A silent driver of coral reef demise?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The existence of coral reefs, in all their abundant biodiversity and beauty, relies largely on a complex symbiosis between reef-building corals and microalgae. This finely tuned, fragile, partnership is constantly... more
Climate researcher on promise amidst the pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As people suspend travel during this time of social distancing, Earth-observing satellites have recorded a marked reduction in air pollution in regions of the world most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Space... more
Density fluctuations in the solar wind based on type III radio bursts  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Type III bursts are among the strongest radio signals routinely observed by both space-borne and ground-based instruments. They are generated via the plasma emission... more
Climate change may be making migration harder by shortening nightingales' wings  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Common Nightingale, known for its beautiful song, breeds in Europe and parts of Asia and migrates to sub-Saharan Africa every winter. A new study published... more
Researchers identify new therapeutic strategies against cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
New findings open up to new therapeutic strategies against cancer.IGC researchers identify signals emitted by the tumor environment, which controls the migrating capacity of cancer cells. more
UM receives funding for research center dedicated to addressing public health challenges  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As emergent pathogens like coronavirus and climate-related health challenges like wildfire smoke plague human populations, the University of Montana has received funding for a... more
Environmental features linked to older adults' physical activity in different neighborhood types  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Destinations in nature, such as a lakeside or a walking trail, are the most commonly perceived environmental features motivating older adults to engage in... more
Early Mars Had Multiple Water Sources, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An analysis of two Martian meteorites — Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034 and Allan Hills (ALH) 84001 — shows... more
Flooding stunted 2019 cropland growing season, resulting in more atmospheric CO2  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Severe flooding throughout the Midwest—which triggered a delayed growing season for crops in the region—led to a reduction of 100 million metric tons of net carbon... more
If you're worried about bushfires but want to keep your leafy garden, follow these tips  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As we witnessed last summer, the number of houses destroyed during bushfires in Australia has not been stemmed... more
As ice recedes in Antarctica, new microbial research frontier opens  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Warming global temperatures are changing life on every continent on Earth, including Antarctica, where more microbes are moving into territory previously covered by ice. How these microbes respond... more
Defaunation in rainforests could have more severe consequences than reported  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Tropical rainforests are emptying out due to the ongoing extinction of animal species caused by overhunting and forest fragmentation. But not only species as such, also the number... more
Scientists list four key actions to halt global warming  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The latest edition of the JRC's Global Energy and Climate Outlook (GECO), identifies four technological dynamics in the energy sector that have the power to limit global warming to below... more
How the layouts, or textures, of cities influence extreme weather events  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
If you've ever turned down a city street only to be blasted with air, you've stepped into what is known as an urban canyon. more
NASA selects mission to study causes of giant solar particle storms  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms—known as solar particle storms—into planetary space. Not only... more
Japan submits unchanged national climate plan, lowers the bar for other big emitters  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As part of the Paris Agreement countries must submit revised national climate plans in five year cycles. According to the agreement, countries... more
New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the... more
Researchers investigate how forests are changing in response to global warming  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As the climate is changing, so too are the world's forests. From the misty redwoods in the west to the Blue Ridge forest of Appalachia, many... more
Scientists record first reported heatwave at Antarctica's Casey research station  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
This summer, while drought, heatwaves and bushfires ravaged Australia, Antarctica was also experiencing a summer of extreme weather. more
Coronavirus shown to spread in high heat and humidity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study explores the possibility that the novel coronavirus, which is ravaging the world, can spread in hot and humid conditions, dispelling the view held by some investigators that... more
The Latest: EPA asking Americans to watch what they flush  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The Environmental Protection Agency has a message for Americans — watch what you flush more
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